The Maud Hill House

July 21st, 2019

475 Portland Avenue, Saint Paul This beautiful home was built in 1888, and while homes are usually recognized for the person who built them, 475 Portland is more famous for one of its residents. F...

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William Sauntry Mansion

June 2nd, 2019

626 4th Street North, Stillwater This beautiful Queen Anne historic home in Stillwater was built in 1881 by William Sauntry, a local Stillwater lumber baron. The Recreation Hall sitting directly b...

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The Hans Mo House

May 24th, 2019

110 Burnside Street SW, Sleepy Eye The Hans Mo House was built in 1895 in the small, southwestern Minnesota town of Sleepy Eye, named after Chief Sleepy Eyes (Ish-Tak-Ha-Ba ). Hans Mo immigrate...

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The Day – Lewis House in Hastings

April 12th, 2019

200-202 E 7th Street, Hastings At the corner of 7th and Sibley in Hastings sits a piece of local history that has a mysterious beginning. The Day-Lewis House reportedly dates back to around 1860 w...

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The Thomas F. Cowing House

March 14th, 2019

316 Jefferson Street, Alexandria This lovely Gothic Revival home was built circa 1875 for Thomas F. Cowing and was originally surrounded by acres of farmland. It was constructed just a 1/4 mile f...

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The Peter A. Dague House

February 25th, 2019

2520 Stevens Avenue S, Minneapolis A simple house sitting on a simple street in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. The home was built in 1893 by Pike and Cook for Peter Dague and his wife. ...

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The Williamson-Russell-Rahilly House in Lake City

November 29th, 2018

304 S Oak Street, Lake City The Williamson-Russell-Rahilly House is a another great example of how historic homes change over time. Similar to the renovation of the Augustine Hawley House in Red W...

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Medayto Cottage, also known as Spicer Castle

September 27th, 2018

Originally named Medayto Cottage, this grand home sitting on Green Lake in Spicer, Minnesota was built in circa 1895 by John M. Spicer.  To this day it is still owned by the family and, for the l...

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Historic Minnesota Episode 1 – Red Wing

September 11th, 2018

I've started a new video series where I'll be highlighting old homes, buildings, and sites in Minnesota. If you know of any cool places that I should check out, please send me your ideas!...

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The Jonathan Grimes House in Edina

July 18th, 2018

The Morningside neighborhood in Edina owes much of its land to an early pioneer who settled the area in the late 1850s. Jonathan Grimes,  along with his wife Elizabeth, were the first to settle i...

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